The description of the this book along with a special offer had me downloading it. The author could take a lesson from JD Robb in the "In Death" series, when writing the sex scenes. She's trying to show people falling in love, not catching a quickie, so the gross wording and descriptions take everything away from thinking it's a love scene and not some guy hiring a hooker. The major issue I had with the book which sadly discolored the whole listening experience for me was the narrator trying to come up with what she thought was the correct accent for the main male character. Early in the story it was said he was from the British Isles, so the narrator who herself has a British accent, could have easily used that along with some male intonations to accomplish that role. Instead she ended up making him sound like someone from New Delhi rather than Wales. It was totally off-putting, and since it was a predominant character throughout the book it very much threw off the whole thing. I've noted the narrator for following books is different so hopefully that issue has been put to rest. Otherwise it was typical of what I assume is a "first book". The basic story was fun but overshadowed by the issues I mentioned. I wish the author well and expect to see improvement so I may very well try at least one more in hopes of seeing an improvement. Again, the slutty sex scenes very much detract from the book, had they been delivered in a classier love scene fashion it would have gone a long way toward improving the listening experience.
The best narrator I've found is the one who reads all of the JD Robb's "In Death" series. She has the ability for accents and is wonderful.
Making the sex scenes more into love scenes. Stop with the gross descriptions of actions and body parts, they really aren't needed to get the point across.
I truly believe the author will improve with time and experience.
Someone else narrating.
I really could not get past the narrator's voice to be able to get into the story, which I think had the possibility of being at least adequate.
If it was a totally different genre and was read for a much, much younger and flightier character, possibly.
I couldn't even get that far.
I really enjoy fantasy series as I listed to a huge amount of audio books during commute time. I'm going to attempt the second book because it was read by someone else, AFTER I review the other comments first!
If you have never listed to a book on the Fae, this is a good beginning. You will purchase the whole series, however, it is very addictive. The Karen Moning series should be your next "listen" if you like this book.
I agree with the others. The narrator makes the characters sound like idiots. That said, this is an awesome story, which if properely read, would be even more entertaining, funny & interesting. Any book which uses a reference from the Blues Brothers Movie is OK in my book. I look forward to the others in the series which use a different narrator.
The story was good but the narrator's voice for the main character was horrible. I painstakingly muddled through it since this is the first book of a series, but it was difficult. I am so glad the next book has a different reader.